Digital Food Industry Strategy
Digitalisation offers new opportunities for sustainable growth of agri-food supply chain. It affects all actors in the chain, including farmers, producers, retailers, consumers, trade unions, standard setting bodies, regional and private innovation projects and policy makers. It facilitates and accelerates the flow of information between actors and can create more efficient B2B relationships, reshapes relationships in the food supply chain. The potential of digitization can increase the productivity and efficiency of the food industry, address labor shortages, skills shortages, develop new products, services, solutions and approaches to make better use of resources, improve quality parameters, and create new skills and competencies.
The use of digital, automation and robotics technologies can significantly contribute to increasing the efficiency of existing production processes, reducing waste or scrap, developing and adapting new innovative technologies, or even building completely new business models and management approaches. International experience also clearly shows that the widespread adoption of Industry 4.0 will ensure improved competitiveness, more rational use of resources, sustainability and security.